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century’, ‘Modern and most recent history’, ‘Ethnogra- phy’ and ‘Fund’.It has unique collections of valuables that have participated in great national exhibitions all over the world. In the museum fund there are over 25 000 inventory entries of testemonies from differ- ent periods, from the Neolith to modern times. By far the most popular is the Kralevo gold treasure. Another topic of particular interest is the internationally famous annual spring-time fair of Eski Djumaya (Targovishte) – an important factor in the stock-exchange of the Otto- man Empire (during the National Revival period) and of the Principality of Bulgaria (after the Liberation).
Nowadays the museum offers three perma- nent exhibitions. The Archaeological exhibiton occu- pies the premises of the former ‘Hadji Rusi’ school. It revives Targovishte region’s prehistoric and medieval past with exhibits such as: the unique scene of cult from the end of the Neolith, found near the village of Ovcharovo, the idol  gurine collections, the Thracian gold exhibits, gold tinsel fabric and epigraphic monu- ments. The Ethnographic exhibition is set in the quaint National-Revival-period house (built in 1863) of Hadji Angel, and presents the way of life, the customs and folklore beliefs of the local population (Christians –
Hertsoi, Kappans, immigrants from the mountainous regions, Thracians and Shopps; Muslims – Turks and Allians); it shows an abundance of ethnic spirit and a  ne artistic workmanship. Another house-museum – ‘Nicola Simov – Kuruto’ is dedicated to the famous standard-bearer of Botev’s revolutionary band.
Temporary exhibitions are set in the foyer of the old school ‘Sv. Sedmochislenitsi’ (1863) – a cul- tural monument of national signi cance.
Contact:
Targovishte Regional Historical Museum Mitropolit Andrey 2
7700 Targovishte
Bulgaria
Phone: (+359) 601/ 6 41 47; (+359) 601/ 6 52 16 Fax: (+359) 601/ 6 41 47
E-Mail: trgmuseum@abv.bg
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